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𝟎𝟔𝟕

𝐗𝐕𝐈𝐈: 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐒𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐝 𝐆𝐚𝐦𝐞

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𝐆𝐢-𝐡𝐮𝐧'𝐬 𝐏𝐎𝐕

Sang-woo and I were led through a hallway made of stone, as lights flickered above our heads. We stopped in front of large, metal doors as one of the people wearing the masks spoke.

"Player 218, and player 456, welcome to the final game. Before we begin, we will flip a coin to decide who plays offence or defence." Sang-woo and I were barely paying attention to the instructions as we both zoned in on each other. I could still see Y/n's dried up blood splattered on his face, which gave me even more reason to beat him.

The man with the mask square held out his hand, revealing a coin, but we still continued to silently stare at each other. "Please choose a shape. Triangle or square."

I pondered for no longer than a second, before speaking. "Triangle." Which left Sang-woo with no option but to choose square. He flicked the coin into the air, as it rotated several times before landing back in the masked persons hands. He revealed the coin before speaking. "It's triangle. Please choose either offence or defence."

Sang-woo stared at me, awaiting my answer as I took my sweet time, just to rile him up. He breathed in harshly as silence engulfed us. "Offence."

"Player 456 will play offence. Player 218 will defend." The voice droned out as we continued out stare off. The masked people turned their backs to us for a moment, pushing open the two large doors.

For a moment, when the light hit my face, I thought back to Sae-byeok and Y/n, wondering how they were holding up together in the main room. When the doors fully opened, the game room was revealed. It was the same place we had played red light green light in. It brought back a sickening sense of nostalgia, as one of the staff spoke again.

"The sixth and final game will be Squid Game."

As we walked to the middle of the field, memories of me and Sang-woo's childhood flooded in, of us playing the Squid Game together. Except now, the stakes were higher, and one of us wouldn't leave this place.

"Let me explain the rules of Squid Game." The staff that was walking in front of us said. "One, the attacker must enter the squid shape court, run past the defence, and then tap the area inside the squids head with his foot secure to win." I absentmindedly listened, as the person continued to explain the rules to us, as if we had never played this game before.

"The last one standing will be the winner." They finished, and the knife I had from dinner felt heavy in my pocket, as Sang-woo and I turned to look at each other, before I walked away to my designated area. I bent down to secure my laces, before grabbing a handful of the dirt (?) in my hand. I slowly got to my feet, hiding my hand behind my back.

I started to hop around the squid, before placing my left foot in one of the small circles on its side. Sang-woo held his knife out to me. "We always used to play this as kids." I said, and he tightened his grip on his knife, balancing on the ball of his foot.

"When we cross, remember what we used to call it?" I asked, before Sang-woo grew frustrated. "Shut up. Who cares about all of that?" He drew his hand back, thrusting the knife towards me before I threw the dirt in his eyes.

He stumbled back, holding his eyes in pain as he yelled. I strolled across the squid's neck, watching him struggle. I walked out of the squid's neck before stopping, facing away from Sang-woo. "'Inspector Royal' we called it." I answered.

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